The idea of offering updated versions of the national anthem at the end of the daily transmissions of television channels is a welcome innovation, which has had better and worse results.
We remember the version with images of the entire country and its people, with the leading voice of Mercedes Sosa, accompanied by popular musicians, in which she concluded by adding to the last section "and let us swear with glory... to live
She was excited to hear and see it.
A multifaceted and polychromatic mirror of our society and of Argentina in democracy, of its days and nights.
The same does not happen with the version that Public TV has been offering since last December 10, International Human Rights Day.
There is a meritorious production effort but wasted due to new meanings that appropriate common symbols in a sectarian and exclusive way.
The zoom of the cameras is getting closer to a Casa Rosada illuminated in light blue and white, on whose esplanade chamber orchestras, lyrical and folk singers, popular music singers and rap bands parade, offering the iconoclastic version of the Anthem.
At the entrance, balconies and windows turned into giant screens, the iconic images of Hebe de Bonafini, Estela de Carlotto, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel... Towards the end, L-Gante intones "the laurels we knew how to achieve may be eternal", showing her occasional jewelry, and in the background the legends "Never again" and "Democracy always" accompany the end of the performance.
So far, nothing surprising, beyond the aesthetic controversies and biases of partiality to which the Kirchner governments have accustomed us in the management, use and abuse of public media.
But some mischievous man or woman believed that it was not enough and they added an additional disruptive image, a shot of a demonstration with a banner that reads "Out with the corrupt court."
A dissonant expression that offends the patriotic and emblematic symbols of democracy, one of whose pillars is precisely the division of powers and the existence of a Justice independent of political power.
And that stains what you want to show as a distinctive value: diversity, inclusion, pluralism.
Genuine defense of human rights.
That the political programs and newscasts on Public TV, with some honorable exceptions, distil rampant officialdom is not surprising.
This week, the Government has shown it once again, transforming the main auditorium of the CCK -and a forum that claims to be regional like the Puebla Group- into the scene of another partisan act with the vice president campaigning, beating the opposition, before a audience of officials and militants cheering her to the beat of the song "Cristina presidenta".
It is curious that there have been no reactions warning of the rude partisan use of the national song that is broadcast every day at 12 midnight throughout the country.
And demand, among other things, that this allusion to the Court be removed.
The "Never Again" and the protection of Historical Memory should always be the reason for an effort to overcome the cracks, not to perpetuate them in an endless combat.